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The faculty review process at WWCC is part of our negotiated contract. To find out more information about the process please see the section of the contract that fits your employment category:

  • Full Time, Tenured and Tenure Track: Article 29
  • Part-Time Faculty: Article 36.12

Evaluation of faculty at WWCC includes peer and student feedback. Members of the faculty are responsible for staying current in their fields, practicing pedagogical innovation when necessary and being active participants in the institution. The following is a process that most part-time faculty can expect to experience at WWCC.

Due to these diverse teaching patterns, the following systematic process was developed for evaluation of part-time faculty:
  • Students and peers evaluate part-time instructors the first quarter that they teach for the College.
  • Part-time faculty members participate in a self-evaluation during their second quarter of teaching.
  • Division chairs of part-time instructors review all the evaluation documents after the second quarter of their teaching and provide a report to the Vice President of Instruction.
  • The Vice President of Instruction submits the evaluation documents to the Human Resources Office.

After part-time instructors have completed three quarters of successful teaching and their portfolios include all the evaluation instruments (student, peer, self, division chair), they will be evaluated on a five year cycle.  This assessment process parallels the rigor of that established for full-time faculty employed by the College.

Completed faculty evaluation portfolios are filed in the Human Resources Office.

Personnel software in the Human Resources Office tracks the elements of the evaluation process (student, peer, self, administrative) that have been completed for each instructor.  As part-time faculty members are due for a specific element of the process, the Human Resources Office alerts the Instruction Office so that the evaluation of each instructor proceeds in a systematic and timely manner.

In compliance with the faculty contract, if the administration believes there is a need to evaluate faculty before the cycle is completed, the Vice President of Instruction will inform the chair of the Tenure Review Committee, the Association President, and the faculty member prior to implementation of the evaluation process.  Upon the faculty member’s request, the complete evaluation process will be followed.